Gloucestershire Places of Worship

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Catholic Church of St Bernadette, Hengrove, Bristol
Catholic Church of St Bernadette (link to Church's website)
Wells Road,
Hengrove, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


We believe the Church does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1968, and we understand it is still open.

The Catholic Church of St Bernadette is just a short distance from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Counterslip Baptist Church. It was designed by James Leask, of the Nealon Tanner Partnership in, Bristol, and features 2 steeply-sided roofs, one topped with a large cross. The shape of the roofs is described as "hyperbolic paraboloid", as is the single roof of St Aldate's Church, in Finlay Road, Gloucester, (designed by Potter & Hare).

The following notice in The London Gazette of 28th May 1968 (p.6048) records St Bernadette's registration for marriages:

A Building certified for worship named ST. BERNADETTE'S CHURCH, Wells Road in the registration district of Bristol in the county borough of Bristol, was on 21st May 1968 registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 41 of the Marriage Act, 1949, as amended by section 1(1) of the Marriage Acts Amendment Act, 1958. Dated 23rd May 1968.

The Church's website tells us it serves the parish of Whitchurch, Hengrove and Stockwood.


Now or formerly Roman Catholic.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church is located at OS grid reference ST6113668542. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 26 Apr 2014 at 09:41.

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This Report was created 29 May 2018 - 10:40:05 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 29 Mar 2018 at 10:29.

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